Rioting charges dropped
9th October 2010
CHARGES have been dropped against 15 people who were accused of
rioting when two rival car clubs clashed at Ipswich.
Ipswich Magistrates Court heard 27 people were charged over the
alleged suburban showdown and shooting at Redbank Plains earlier this
year between the Logan-based Southside Ridaz and Ipswich-based Pure
Members of the car clubs are alleged to have armed themselves with
planks of wood, an iron bar and a shovel in the violence on Highbury
Drive in the early hours of March 14.
But prosecutors yesterday dropped charges against 15 of the accused.
The court heard 12 people still face various charges including rioting
and assault and are expected to face a hearing in mid-November.